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B1334

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Benzaldehyde

ReagentPlus®, ≥99%

Synonym(s):
Bitter almond
Linear Formula:
C6H5CHO
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
106.12
Beilstein:
471223
EC Number:
MDL number:
eCl@ss:
39023701
PubChem Substance ID:

Quality Level

vapor density

3.7 (vs air)

vapor pressure

4 mmHg ( 45 °C)

product line

ReagentPlus®

assay

≥99%

form

liquid

autoignition temp.

374 °F

expl. lim.

1.4 %, 20 °F

refractive index

n20/D 1.545 (lit.)

pH

5.9 (20 °C)

bp

178-179 °C (lit.)

mp

−26 °C (lit.)

density

1.044 g/cm3 at 20 °C (lit.)

SMILES string

O=Cc1ccccc1

InChI

1S/C7H6O/c8-6-7-4-2-1-3-5-7/h1-6H

InChI key

HUMNYLRZRPPJDN-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

Benzaldehyde is an aromatic aldehyde. Rotational transitions in benzaldehyde have been explained based on its microwave absorption spectrum. The conversion of benzaldehyde into reduced compounds in the presence of metal oxides has been studied. SmFeO3 (perovskite-type oxide catalyst) catalyzed cyanosilylation reaction of benzaldehyde with trimethylsilyl cyanide (TMSCN) has been reported.

Application

Benzaldehyde has been used as a standard in the quantification of Achillea ligustica essential oil by GC-MS (Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry).
Benzaldehyde may be used in the following studies:
  • Preparation of optically active 1-phenylpropan-1-ol.
  • Synthesis of meso-tetraphenylporphins and chlorins.
  • As a test compound to study oxidative amidation reaction of aliphatic primary/secondary amines using N-heterocyclic carbine as a catalyst.
  • Synthesis of 2-phenyl-2,3-dihydro-4H-pyran-4-one with high enantioselectivity by hetero-Diels-Alder (HDA) reaction with Danishefsky′s diene.

Packaging

1, 3 kg in glass bottle
18 kg in steel drum
2, 5, 100 g in glass bottle

Quality

Chlorine-free

Legal Information

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Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 4 Inhalation - Acute Tox. 4 Oral - Aquatic Chronic 3 - Eye Irrit. 2 - Skin Irrit. 2 - STOT SE 3

Target Organs

Respiratory system

Storage Class Code

10 - Combustible liquids

WGK Germany

WGK 1

Flash Point F

145.4 °F

Flash Point C

63 °C

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Reduction of benzaldehyde on metal oxides.
Haffad D, et al.
J. Catal., 172(1), 85-92 (1997)
Cyanosilylation of benzaldehyde with TMSCN over perovskite-type oxide catalyst prepared by thermal decomposition of heteronuclear cyano complex precursors.
Yamaguchi S, et al.
Research on Chemical Intermediates, 41(12), 9551-9560 (2015)
Gas phase hydrogenation of benzaldehyde over supported copper catalysts. Effect of copper loading.
Lanasri K, et al.
Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis, 174, 1279-1282 (2008)
Efficient Hydrogenation of Benzaldehydes Over Mesopolymer-Entrapped Pt Nanoparticles in Water.
Li X, et al.
Chemistry (Weinheim An Der Bergstrasse, Germany), 4(5), 699-706 (2009)
Experimental and theoretical studies on the hydrogen-bond-promoted enantioselective hetero-Diels-alder reaction of Danishefsky's diene with benzaldehyde.
Zhang X, et al.
The Journal of Organic Chemistry, 71(7), 2862-2869 (2006)

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